During our last Mamavation TV show, Leah was joined by Jasmine of Healthy Jasmine and Liza of (a)Musing Foodie, and they discussed ways we can feed our families quickly, easily, and healthily.
Feeding the Kids
Have a picky eater? Many of us do. Leah asked for ideas to help with this:
- Jasmine suggested using the Lazy Susan on the dinner table. Put spices on the Lazy Susan, and allow the children to spice their own foods. They’ll have the choice and may even discover a new taste they like!
- Involve children in the preparation of the food. Kids tend to be willing to eat what they create — even if it’s weird!
Preparing the Meals
Where do you find the time to get the food ready? If you’re running in from a long day at work, it’s hard to find that extra time to make something worthwhile.
- Meal Planning is an easy way to always know what’s coming, to plan ahead, and to know what you’re getting at the grocery store. If you know what dinner (or even breakfast or lunch) is going to be, you’ll have less time standing at the fridge and wondering what to make.
- Make use of the crock pot! In our conversation, we remembered how easy a crock pot can make dinner. Chilis, stews, tacos, lasagna and even baked potatoes can be made using the crock pot. What an easy way to have things ready if you have to be gone during the day!
Jasmine and Liza gave us some awesome links to many recipes they love. See them here!
Honey Garlic Chicken in Sweet Potato Gravy (from Healthy Jasmine)
Zucchini Bread Recipe (from (a) Musing Foodie)
Pesto and Bonus “Salad” Recipes (from Healthy Jasmine)
Pizza Dough Recipe (from (a)Musing Foodie)
You don’t have to be perfect. Just because Pinterest shows off beautiful dishes on the most glamorous of tables doesn’t mean that you should push yourself to do the same. Feeding your family well should be the priority. The “perfect table” will come later!
Do you have any favorite recipes or links to share? Tell us in the comments!
John Harris @ Shortcut Workouts
I found juicing to be an efficient time saving strategy
Hans Chaplin @musclegainguy
thank you for this article I will discuss it with my wife becky. I especially liked the preparing the food part.
Do you know a good cook book?